East of the Sun and West of the Moon: Old Tales From the North, illustrated by Kay Nielsen.
“In the 13th and 14th centuries…when the Gothic style was the rage in most of Europe, especially north of the Alps, contemporary commentators considered Gothic buildings opus modernum (modern work) or opus francigenum (French work). They recognized that the great cathedrals towering over their towns displayed an exciting and new building and decoration style—and that style originated in France. Clergy and the lay public alike regarded their new cathedrals not as distortions of the classical style but as images of the City of God, the Heavenly Jerusalem, which they were privileged to build on earth.” —Fred S. Kleiner and Christin J. Mamiya, Gardner’s Art Through the Ages Volume 1, Twelfth Edition, p. 479.
Laon Cathedral (interior)
Me, right now.
The Shrew Katherina by Edward Robert Hughes, 1896.
Is this in fact Meryl Streep from when she played Kate in Central Park in the 80s? As if she wasn’t already amazing she has to go and rub time-travel in our mortal faces.
More artwork by Mary GrandPre, artist of the American Harry Potter covers.
was that the Order of the Phoenix and the Death Eaters had a waterballoon fight.
It was actually dangerous though because the water had a potion mixed in it that would only affect Harry because of his (apparently unique?) blood type.
“Whether by your will or not, there is no ship now that can bear me hence.”